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Comedy Central
Feb 27, 2013 10:30am PST
there's one thing the reelection of barack obama proved, it's that demographic shifts are making it harder for the gop to win nationally. apparently in 2012, minority voters just didn't connect with the republican message of "stop thief!" [laughter] the man behind obama's minority outreacharound was jeremy bird, [laughter] who focused on face-to-face communication with core obama support groups, nonwhites unmarried women, and millennials. because we know how much millennials love two face-to-face communication. [laughter] well, now bird has set his sights on a new target. >> team obama's former national field director jeremy bird, one of the masterminds behind the president's reelection victory has decided his next job will be turning texas blue with a new grassroots organization battleground texas. >> you're not considered one of the battleground states. although that's gon' be changing soon. >> stephen: yeah, that's 'gon' be changing even faster than obama's accent! [laughter] [cheers and applause] nation, this means the democrats are messing with texas! a, i believe that's uncons
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
. look at president obama. he was grown in a lab. the first politician to come from a 3d printer. the perfect progressive candidate. time for republicans to do the same. >> dana: you thoughts on cherry coke? >> greg: i like but a little too sweet. >> dana: the conservatives don't need the new coke, they need different coke. >> greg: bob's coke. >> dana: as soon as i said that -- >> greg: sorry. wouldn't resist -- i couldn't resist it. >> andrea: in a g-rated fashion. republicans are dealing with tab, maybe. i used to like it. you can't get it anywhere. it's symbolic. i agree on the message and the me generaller is point. i do think that the republicans have a big challenge, whoever the messenger is because of the paradigm of me densy politics. i don't care, race, gender, ethnicity. free stuff is seductive. there were probably great messengers politically in greece. they were all about achievement before the country went down. they achiefed a lot and invented a lot. the more seductively the politicians promise things it's tough to resist. even hardworking people the will eventually sto
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 9:00pm PST
. it's just shocking. >> sean: yellow journalism? to play obama in his words is jello journalism? >> well with, the background music, i was here. everything the president said is true. and for to you try to make the american people think that it isn't is deceptive on your part. it's a breech of everything -- any journalist ethic i've heard of is just violated by you. the president was truthful and honest and dead on accurate z for you to say the president is to blame here is ridiculous. i was there august, 2011 when the republican, your party which shamelessly -- i'm not a republican. >> you're nothing but a republican. >> sean: you're wrong. sir, sir. i'm a registered sir? i'm a -- i am not a registered republican i'm a registered conservative. >> you're for the republican party. >> sean: sir? sir? >> 100% of the time. >> sean: keep going. >> good. let me say this. what the president said is true. the president, people watching this show should ignore all of the comment teary you put in and all of the hyped music you put on and should pay attention to what the president actually said. wh
FOX News
Feb 27, 2013 1:00am PST
cut our way to prosperity. >> how will history evaluate president barack obama? over the next few days that question could well be answered. as chaos in the federal government grows even more intense. senator marco rubio, karl rove and bill o'reilly will analyze. >> now, you know, come on, guys, at some point you have got to be able to call b.s. on those kind of press releases. >> the conservative republican group cpac says no to new jersey governor chris christie. he has not been invited to their conference. charles krauthammer will tell us why. >> vifs also got worse the more he spokes we watched him back over a cone. >> now that marijuana is legal in colorado and washington state. how about the authorities handle driving while high? is it legal is investigating. caution, you where to enter the norpz from california. the factor begins right now. if hi i'm bill o'reilly, reporting tonight from los angeles. thanks for watching us. how will history evaluate president obama? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. in just a few days automatic federal spending cuts
Univision
Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
poderosas del país por desvios de dinero de educacion presidente barack obama conversa con dos legislativos del grupo de los ocho >>advierten que recortes federales harian más insegura la frontera >>en el vaticano anuncian cambios de papa benedicto xvi, vamos con toda la informacion. ♪. >>buenas tardes bienvenidos a noticias univisión en esta edición para la costa del pacifico, una bomba política de gran magnitud sacude a méxico, tras la detencion de elba astudillo, acusada de desvios de dinero del sindicato de educacion. >>buenas noches, efectivamente, se puede calificar como terremoto político, ella ya estaba distanciada del gobienro, no la invitaban ya a proceso de reforma educativo, a elva ester gordillo se le acusa de desvios de dinero, de tarjetas, compra de propiedades en suiza en san diego. las acusaciones fueron dadas por el procurador de la republica >>se desviaron sistematicamente recursos de las cuentas de los trabajadores de la educacion a cuentas de personas fisicas, que luego fueron retirados en gran parte en cheques de caja en entidades naciónales y ext
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
between president obama and congressional republicans since 2011. and they usually all look the same right now. in these final days, yeah there is posturing. it doesn't stop. but the real focus, the real activity moves to frenzied, almost around the clock negotiations. but not this time, there are no negotiations happening. not at all, actually. everybody is talking, in fact, talking a lot. just not to each other. today, president obama flew to virginia, where he said this. >> all we were asking is to consider the tax loopholes and the deductions that the speaker of the house, john boehner said he is willing to do just a few months ago. he said there were loopholes and deductions you could close. said you could raise $800 billion or trillion by closing loopholes, i don't think that is too much to ask. i don't think that is partisan, the majority of american people agree with me. the majority of new port news agrees with me. we need to get this done. >> speaker boehner, your turn. >> to be clear, no revenue increases. we're not -- the president got his tax hikes in january. federal go
FOX News
Feb 27, 2013 10:00am PST
group that's led by president obama's former campaign manager jim messina. organizing for action is denying it's granting presidential meetings to the highest bidder. and the new york times had an article, you can get four meetings a year, quarterly meetings with the president for low low price of $500,000 to the group that's charged with pushing forward his agenda. organizing for action. a spokeswoman for the group reportedly saying, quote, supporters have shown interest in taking a -- in taking part because they believe in the president's agenda. no one has been promised access to the president. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital politics editor and host of power play on foxnews.com live. so the new york times is just completely wrong. no one's actually saying-- no one is denying the true substance of the report? i mean, eastern, carney, jay carney the other day said, no, we're-- they don't allow money to be exchanged for access to the president? but the president routinely meets with those who support his agenda, and i mean, what is the take away here? >> well, yes, the take
Current
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
in d.c. obama is voicing his opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did confirm hagel 58 to 41. he is scheduled to be sworn in today. that means hagel now heads into office with a list of challenges ahead. first up, the sequester hits friday friday. without a deal, the defense department is facing about $46,000,000,000 in cuts before the end of september. that means hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilians and cuts that will affect military equipment and ness. hagel will also need to deal with getting the troops out of afghanistan and compromising with republicans. that last part won't come easy. texas senator john cornyn has made it clear hagel is taking office with the least amount of support as any defense secretary in modern history. we will be right back. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy.
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 12:00am PST
obama in virginia today. he is a businessman, a car dealer guy, but he is worried about the cuts in his state. >> i've got to give scott rigell credit. he is one of your republican congressman who is with us here today. and that's not always healthy for a republican, being with me. but the reason he is doing it is because he knows it's important to you. and he has asked his colleagues in the house to consider closing tax loopholes instead of letting these automatic cuts go through. >> the state of virginia will be hit hard by excessive sequester cuts. 90,000 civilian military employees would be furloughed. it would be a loss of nearly $650 million in salary for virginians. this is why the president took his message to a virginia facility where submarines are built. now, at this particular shipyard, projects like an overhaul to the uss theodore roosevelt is going to be delayed. how is that going to help the military? president obama wants to avoid this, and so do most americans, if you believe the polls. the latest polling from nbc news, "the wall street journal" shows nearly half of ame
FOX Business
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
obama's state-by-state breakdown of the sequester, and you get dire message. if you had read it. this guy is going to fall on march 1st. but a closer reading of the detailed report shows that some of this curious stuff is going to happen in slow-motion if it happens all. all this on the heels of the skating weekend op-ed by washington post veteran bob woodward who blasted the president for 11 the sequester a congress. claiming to senior white house aides told him that it was the brainchild of the ministration. meanwhile poking an enormous hole in that transparency claim. listen to him explain how he was told to hide certain information from the press and the public while serving at the pleasure of president obama. >> when i went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they tell me was, you're not even to a knowledge that drone program. you're not to discuss the existence of it. our denial of the existence of the program when is obviously happening undermines people's confidence overall in the decisions that their government makes. lori: turning back to
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
president obama's leadership, and did it anyway. want to know why the government is grinding to a halt? check this list. they are men bent on division, distrust, and disdain toward the elected presidency of barack obama. and i mean it. i'm joined by steve clemens and peter beinart. these people are disreputable. peter beinart, why on god's earth would a united states senator whose purpose is to help the republic work, knowing this guy is going to be secretary of defense, knowing there's going to be a vote on it, vote publicly to deny him even a vote today? why would they do that? >> well, i think it's because they wanted to somehow show that they are more militantly in opposition than anybody else. but the whole thing is absurd. >> they already did that. >> that's right. >> they already did that a week ago, two weeks ago. you know, peter, they did it. they did all that. they dumped all over this guy's nomination. they attacked him in the hearing, issued all the press releases, made their point. why would they do it the very day they knew he'd be confirmed knowing they would be dumping
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
a full report on what appears to be a blatant attempt to provide cover for michelle obama. and we'll get reaction from dana perino and stuart varney. first the big story this hour is the countdown to the sequester. because in two short days at the stroke of midnight march 1st, 85 billion in spending cuts will be triggered and even with the clock ticking closer and choser to the deadline. our commander-in-chief, president himself. did not try to hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess he put the country in. instead of focusing on fixing the problem he decided to take his sequester scare tactics to the commonwealth of virginia and as usual his teleprompter was loaded with some of the name irresponsible rhetoric we're accustomed to. and the choice of words was so ridiculously similar to what we heard exactly a week ago we could not resist on the program to put together a "hannity" highlight reel of president panic in action. do not adjust your screen. this is not deja vu you're seeing, not seeing double. sadly, this is the quote, leadership in the the age of obama. >> in a fe
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 12:00pm PST
all good for the obama side either. the president's job approval rating is down a bit to 50%. when we asked about the direction of the country, more said we are heading in the wrong direction. in an attempt to reverse that, obama is bringing congressional leaders to talk sequester. 85 billion in cuts kicks in, sparking the question why wait until friday. one republican calls it a be rated farce saying they should ought to pretend to try. they said they are holding off until after the senate votes and like every other plan. today the president thanked the leaders for agreeing to talk on friday to sort it out. i have been trying to come up on deadline 27 and the fiscal impact. it doesn't seem to be as much urgency, but i wonder if that's not so much an accident. the understanding here this is a play where the sequester will happen and it's a deadline where it takes a while for them to be phased in. you have the continuing resolution that funds the government. the calculation by the white house is it's going to take that time and the continuing resolution to build pressure to make the
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 12:00pm EST
primary person in his administration, president obama's administration, charged with this duty is the director of office of management and budget, historically that has been the case. but my concerns go deeper than that. i believe that every public official in this nation owes an absolute loyalty to the united states, to the betterment of this country and its government. and to the institutional processes that lead to the governing of america. there can be no doubt that every government official from the president on down is accountable to the institutions of our government and to the people, ultimately, without doubt the direction of o.m.b., the director of o.m.b. has such a duty. he's required to meet that duty with honor, honesty, efficiency, and responsiveness. he serves us. we don't serve him. he serves the american people. the american people send their money to washington and they expect it will be honestly and openly managed, accountable. they have every right to demand high performance from all officials, but particularly the director of the office of office of management and
FOX News
Feb 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
! >> the bottom line, what obama is predicting some day is going to happen if his policies are not he reversed. >> we're doomed! >> well, congress and the president trade blame and even do some nasty finger pointing. our national debt is soaring, quickly approaching 17 trillion dollars. almost 1.2 trillion was added in just 2012. that means the federal government borrows an astounding rate of 37,829 dollars a second. every second. and that's astounding isn't it? >> it's astounding. >> so on the house side speaker boehner says that the senate should in his words get off its ass, this is cable so i can say that. i hope your father's not watching. >> well, he probably is. but he's absolutely right. senate is where there needs to be action taken. the house has not once, but twice moved legislation that would replace the sequester with more responsible spending cuts and get away from the a disproportionate impact this has on our military budget, but so far nothing's happened in the senate. now, i think this week we may actually have a debate sometime on thursday. >> a little late. >> a lit
Current
Feb 27, 2013 6:00am PST
first black woman honored with a full-length statue in statuary hall. president obama will be on hand for the unveiling ceremony. john boehner and mitch mcconnell will be joining him as will 50 or so of parks' relatives who made the trip to d.c. for the event. parks who famously refused to give up her seat to a white man in alabama in 1955 passed away in 2005 at the age of 92. the postal service issued a stamp in her honor. a couple of weeks ago in honor what would have been her 100th birthday. vice president biden is speaking to the national association of attorneys general on the administration's plans to reduce gun violence. afterwards, he's expected to a meeting with new york city mayor michael bloomberg who is in d.c. meeting with mayors. bloomberg can celebrate a victory as robin kelly beat representative halverson in illinois's second district, vying to replace the seat left vacant by jesse jackson jr. who has resigned. bloomberg's super pac spent more than $2 million on the race on gun control ads in favor of kelly, the cook county's chief administrative officer. she beat
Comedy Central
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
was the best award, was it presented by a movie star? no, it was presented by michelle obama followed by a piefl wrinkled laundry. [cheers and applause] [laughter] oh, and did mrs. obama give it to the most american movie "zero dark thirty"? no. wouldn't want to hon yort movie that killed bin land. her husband has to get all the credit for that. [ laughter ] we all know hollywood doesn't reward torture films because if they did, the winner would have been "battleship." no, no, last night the oscar goes to -- >> argo, congratulations. [cheers and applause] [laughter] >> stephen: big surprise, hollywood honors the film where hollywood is the hero. [laughter] and, folks, to have the first lady that is just big government out of control. [ laughter ] now the private sector can't even broadcast its own congrat latoury stroke fest without government intervengs. what is next: how much with win phoenix can eat during the ceremony? a ramp for jennifer lawrence? [laughter] this is just beginning. next summer the movie will be harry reid driving the speed limit. wreck it ravel was robbed. it's b
FOX News
Feb 27, 2013 2:00pm PST
it? >> kimberly: example number two. the obama administration. >> it will have a negative impact on the safety of american across the great country. >> 5,000 border patrol agents. less overtime and ability to hire port officer, the same at the tsa. longer lines there. >> 70,000 children would lose access to head start slots. 14,000 teaches who teach those children would lose those jo jobs. >> kimberly: erroneous. you have a different take on. this they have us think it's doom and gloom and no more bay corp. in the bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. >> eric: you will come get this here because we are the only ones who will tell you the truth. the sequest tration -- remember how we got here. the debt ceiling debate turned in the simpson-bowles commission which turned in the super committee, the grand bargain. they all failed. the pounding was going to be sequestration. what was the big penalty? it's not so big after all. take the chart please, show you what it is. spending is still going to increase. here is spending. the green area is spending. it continues to increase. the actual
CNBC
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm EST
we'll talk about all of that with senator tom coburn. meanwhile, president obama won't stop his sequester scare tack i can roadshow. he is calling it a self-inflicted wound on the economy and john boehner has it right telling democrats to get off their ass and pass a pill and with all due respect to my friends at cpac, they're nuts not to invite new jersey chris christie to speak at their upcoming convention. governor christie is a mainstream conservative. i am larry kudlow. the kudlow report begins right now. >>> bernanke and john boehner all today chief washington correspondent john harwood joins us with the details. good evening, john. >> good evening. more today of this long running effort by president obama to goed republicans to compromise with him by agreeing to additional tax increases and spending cuts to replace the sequester. today he went to new port news virginia with a lot of defense installations and made the case that defense workers would be hurt by the sequester even if all the impacts aren't felt immediately. >> the impact of this policy won't be felt over nig
SFGTV
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
today to thank the president of the united states, barack obama, who has received my voice in the white house. finally, after i used to be here fight for the veterans who go to the war, and after he finish his war, he come here to be one homeless in the streets of san francisco [speaker not understood]. our president decided to ending the veteran homeless. he's going to give them housing and we're going to ask every one of you as the oldest homeless advocate, i would like to ask the supervisor [speaker not understood] my city to have list for each one of the homeless in your district. if they are veteran, they are going to get housing. if they are not veteran, i work now behind this issue to help our sheriff to give warm job for the people who ending their own time in the jail. god bless you and god bless everyone who work and try to make it his district better than other. and i would -- i don't for get to tell our supervisor, happy, happy african month day. thank you. carmen, good luck for you. we still love you and i would like to [inaudible]. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. [s
Telemundo
Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
la primera pausa pero al regresar, take vo ---el presidente obama se reune con un grupo de senadores republicanos que presentaron un plan de reforma migratoria. take vo - blanca ---ademas, en un reportaje especial le presentamos la inspiradora historia de un boxeador profesional latino surgido en el sur de la bahia... que en poco tiempo, se enfrentara a floyd mayweather jr.. segment ends bahia que fue reportada extraviada en peru, han sido localizados sanos y salvos. vo ---segun familiares, jamie neal y su novio garrett hand estan bien. ---la pareja de novios salieron de oakland para emprender el viaje de sus vidas, viajando en bicicleta hasta sur america y se habian mantenido en contacto con sus seres queridos hasta el 25 de enero. --la pareja habria atravezado por poblados donde no hay recepcion de celular y por eso de la falta de comunicacion con familiares y amigos, pero los novios aventureros, estan bien y siguen el viaje. cesar ---la guardia costera estadounidense ha suspendido la busqueda por una familia de cuatro personas, incluidos dos ninos, take vo ---que desapareciero n e
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama will speak this hour at the unveiling of a statue of civil rights pioneer rosa parks, the first of an african-american woman to stand in the capitol statuary hall. parks became an icon in 1955 after refusing to vacate her seat to a white passenger on a bus in montgomery, alabama. that act of defiance resulted in her arrest and a bus boycott led by a pastor named martin luther king. not far from the capital the supreme court is hearing arguments on a key provision on whether the 1965 voting acts law has outlived its productivity it is considered one of the most effective and powerful civil rights statutes in american history. in the high court bulls eye is section five which requires nine states with a history of discrimination to clear any proposed change in voting rules with the federal government. it also partially covers districts in seven other states. the act was reauthorized in 2006. democrats from the hill held a news conference late this morning on the steps of the court to call for section five to be upheld. >> we still need section five and that is why
Current
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hack $43 billion from military spending $26 billion from programs like health education and hurricane sandy relief, another $11 billion from mandatory spending including 2% cuts on medicare providers and plans. these cuts we're talking about won't be devastating for some programs and our bloated military with more than the 13 nations combined maybe could be able to handle a trim. but many people who are already struggling will have to struggle more if this sequester takes place. two quick examples. checks for some two million long-term unemployed americans will drop by 11%. food aid for some 600,000 low-income women and children will be cut. thankfully no loopholes for millio
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 9:00pm PST
pendleton, those are the shots that caught the attention of president barack obama, who recently introduced some executive and legislative changes that he wants to see before the congress. >> is it going to be hard to get a conviction? >> i don't think that it's going to be hard to get a conviction. as i said, we have two very critical pieces of evidence. we have an unarmed teenager and a man who had a gun. trayvon martin ended up dead. i think that's going to be very clear to the jury. >> how emotional do you think this is going to be? >> i think it's going to be an emotional time for the parents. tracy martin said something earlier today that really stuck with me. what tracy said is to the nation this is a story. and to us this is the grief that we deal with every day, the loss of our son. >> jasmine rand, thanks for your time tonight on "the ed show." thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. >> your trial is expected to start on june 10th. that is "the ed show" tonight. i'm ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, ed, and thank
CSPAN
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am EST
hear your thoughts this morning. caller: president obama will release over 10,000 dangers illegal aliens that are guilty of drunk driving, rape, murder. he is going to release all these people to -- this is on the same day that the sequester would go through. there is no need to release these people. we have the money to send these people back. the paper is wrong about 300. host: where are you getting your number? caller: off of a news program. host: do you know which one? caller: we have almost 1 million illegals come through our county each year. host: hundreds of detainees have been released in recent days in an unusual effort to save money. host: a couple other stories in the news. chuck hagel is confirmed as defense secretary after a battle and as budget cuts loom. from michigan on the democrat's line. caller: good morning. about the sequester -- it is a made-up thing between the parties. the budget has been going down as a percentage of spending. the budget has gone down five years in a row. i did nothing there is a question mr. obama it is going in the right direction. this
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama administration's lawyer here saying which state does a better job of registering and getting a turnout of african-american voters compared to whites? he said the answer is mississippi. which does the worst? massachusetts. the point being he says the areas covered by the law may not be where the problem is. that's what the whole argument came down to today, i think, chris. as the voting rights act passed and reenacted in 2006 still a fit? does it still cover where the problems are? now now, the four liberal ossen the court said yet. it may not be a perfect fit, but it's close enough. they said the areas covered by the law represent about a quarter of the population, but account for more than half of all the successful voter discriminations lawsuits. the five conservatives seemed to be quite skeptical. not anl scalia and justice roberts but perhaps the critical vote justice kennedy. he said the times changed. chris, but it does appear the voting acts right is in trouble tonight. now, what will the supreme court do? if they do look over the abyss and decide they are going to strik
FOX News
Feb 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
compromise. >> republicans today hammered president obama for waiting until friday, deadline day on the sequester to schedule the first meeting at the white house this year. the president may not like the fact but he wasn't elected to work with the congress he wants. he was elected to work with the congress he has. >> the white house officials note the president put deficit plan on the table to speaker boehner in december and are waiting for republicans to acknowledge there has to be new tax revenue in addition to spending cuts. >> hopefully soon. republicans will unction the need to compromise here. and compromise has balance at the essence. >> republicans are skeptical of the president's definition of compromise. especially after his event yesterday. >> i'm not interested in spin. i'm not interested in playing a blame game. >> the president did blame the republicans, suggesting compromise involves them caving on taxes. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise especially an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tack
Current
Feb 26, 2013 4:00pm PST
president was reelected. obama care is the law of the land. michael: do you think, jeffery that that had any sort of kind of broad impact on other republicans when you hear the leader of their party at that time the de facto leader of their party since romney had lost state that. does that attitude become a little bit contagious? >> well, it's certainly the same kind of thinking that some of these governors that we've seen embrace the medicaid expansion have specifically said was their logic in going forward with it. rick scott mentioned this last week, they tried to beat it in congress, the supreme court, in the ballot box and lost each time, so reality has changed, so to speak. this law is now there, and the obama administration's going to move forward with putting it in place and try to make it work. with your running a state in particular that's what makes it differently from members of congress, they have residents' well being their responsible for. if you're chris christie or rick scott, looking at the big bag of money coming to your state accepting it or turning it down, the math
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
friday, you could be paying the price. ((roll pkg)) p >>> president obama hit the trail to discuss the automatic spending cuts. >> reporter: president obama warned workers at virginia's newport news shipyard they may have to stay home without pay if congress doesn't step in to stop automatic spending cuts. >> this work along with hundreds of thousands of jobs are currently in jeopardy because of politics in washington. >> reporter: the cuts set to kick in march 1 will take a $46 billion chunk out of the defense department's budget. shipyard employees listening to the president are preparing for the worst. >> if i'm one of those i guess laid off, trying to figure out how i would continue to go and earn my money to pay for college. >> reporter: if the president and congress can't reach a budget compromise, it's not only big navy ship builders who will be affected. those automatic cuts are expected to trickle down. pedro alfonso employs 120 workers to install communications fiber. he has already been notified some of his government contracts will be put on hold. >> we thought sequestratio
PBS
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >>> u.s. president barack obama wants republicans to compromise before budget cuts take effect on friday. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch. there's no reason why we can't come together and find a sensible way to reduce the deficit over the long term. >> obama on tuesday spoke at a shipyard in virginia. workers there build ships for the u.s. navy. he said hundreds of thousands of jobs could be lost in virginia alone. the mandated cuts in defense and other areas were postponed when congress discussed a so-called fiscal cliff in december. congress has not come up with any measures to deal with deficits. and unless concessions are made, americans will have to bear the brunt of $85 billion in budget cuts. let's take a look at the markets now. first getting a check of ocks. tokyo stock prices are trading lower today. market watchers say investors remain concerned about italy's fiscal restructuring. meanwhile, sentiment is somewhat supported by tuesday's u.s. stock market gains as housing data exceeded market expectations. the
Telemundo
Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
congresistas en washington y el presidente obama dejen la retÓrica a a un lado y se tiendan para lograr una reforma migratoria. se reunieron con el presidente y salieron de la casa blanca, contentos y optimistas. lori montenegro tiene mÁs de la capital del paÍs. >>> para katherine vargas el foro nacional de inmigraciÓn y otros como ella, la reuniÓn cara a cara de los republicanos joj mccain y lincey gramo con el presidente obama era el agua de mayo que esperaban. >>> estar cara a cara, ponen los diferentes puntos de vista como deberÍa ser la legalizaciÓn, la vÍa de la ciudadania una llamada es mÁs ceremonial. pero una reuniÓn muestra que hay interÉs de ambas partes. los polÍticos acercan posturas como medida de presiÓn para impulsar la reforma migratoria. comienzan a realizarse en toda la naciÓn, marchas, que kul mi na culminara en una manifestaciÓn el 10 de abril en la capital. >>> son luchas difÍciles y largas pero vamos a llegar al final. >>> entre tanto, la reuniÓn que mantuvieron mccain y gramo en la casa blanca durÓ una hora el sin dor senador de carolina d
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
, controlling government spending, and defense. still, president obama has been seen -- has seen public support suffer. his disapproval has risen four points since november. and the number of people who think the country is headed in the wrong direction has increased to 59%. all the rancor over budget negotiations hasn't helped. 51% say they are less confident about the economy. just 16% say budget wrangling has made them more confident. just talking in my home to some young people just out of college last night, they don't -- they just don't want to hear the word "sequester" again. and still to this point, they don't really know what it means because they don't think it's going to mean anything. so they don't think it's worth, even in their mind, trying to figure it out. i don't like that attitude. having said that, i don't necessarily -- well, i kind of sympathize with it. >> yeah. as far as the poll goes, the president is not suffering. he's sitting at 50%, looking very strong. the republican brand in the 20s. and you look at the specifics, item by item, over the budget or hea
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
rome for us, christiane, thank you. >>> back here at home tonight, and president obama finally has his nominee for secretary of defense confirmed. chuck hagel, a republican, who had been a senator for a dozen years. republicans had delayed his vote and objected over his views on iran among other things, but tonight, the senate confirming him by a vote of 58-41, with four republicans voting for him. >>> tonight, meanwhile, congress has just two days left now to make a deal or automatic spending cuts will kick in on friday. and this evening, the president arguing it would not only hurt jobs, but among other things, the country's defense. abc's chief white house correspondent jon karl breaking it down tonight. >> reporter: the president took his battle over looming spending cuts to the giant military shipbuilding facility in newport news, virginia. warning of lost jobs and worse. >> this work, along with hundreds of thousands of jobs, are currently in jeopardy, because of politics in washington. >> reporter: not just jobs, national security at risk, too. across the bay in norfolk is t
CNN
Feb 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
into why president obama was completely unaware, supposedly, that several hundred illegal immigrants already have been freed because of the forced spending cuts? and i'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2009, as all of us know, because of the ho
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